Category Archives: Sayings about Life

Literature, Life & Baltimore Riots

“Take each man’s censure, but reserve thy judgment.” Hamlet, 1.3 Articles published on this site are occasionally posted on other social media outlets, such as, for example, the “LITERATURE” Linked-in group. Some critics in that group have objected to the … Continue reading

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Victory in the War on Terror

“… out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety” King Henry IV, part 1 The FBI has stealthily uncovered and arrested two dangerous New York terrorists of the gentler sex, who were conspiring to use a weapon of … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Courage & a Fallen Hero

“…there’s a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, ’tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Truth & the Berlin Wall

“When forty winters shall besiege thy brow, And dig deep trenches in thy beauty’s field….” These lines from the famous Sonnet may come to mind when looking at the picture of the young lady, talking on a portable phone, the … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Islam and ISIS

“…but now the bishop Turns insurrection to religion: Suppos’d sincere and holy in his thoughts, He’s follow’d both with body and with mind.” (King Henry IV, part 2, act 1, sc. 1) Anyone who lived, visited or worked in Iraq … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Language, War and Madness

“Mad call I it; for, to define true madness, What is’t but to be nothing else but mad” (Hamlet, act 2, sc. 2) That language continuously evolves needs no demonstration. It is commonly overlooked, however, how certain words or expressions … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and Murder at Sarajevo

“Here’s the smell of the blood still: all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.” (Macbeth, act 1, sc. 5) Part 1 During this summer of our discontent, much has been said and written about the massacre … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Antiseptic and Anesthetic Words

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, By any other name would smell as sweet.” Romeo and Juliet, act 2, sc. 2 So says Juliet, thinking that, yes, Romeo is a Montague by last name, and as … Continue reading

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Ukraine and a Repeat of Lithuania

“Are there no stones in heaven But what serve for thunder?” (Othello, act 5, sc. 2) In traditional history, it was the slaves who rebelled against the masters. But in the revised Huxley’s edition of our brave new world it … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Nostalgia, a Tiramisu and an Italian Restaurant

“… dainty bits Make rich the ribs, but bankrupt quite the wits.” (Love’s Labours Lost, act 1, sc. 1) Amidst the mist of business, war and folly, compounded in the subjects of recent articles, the following  “news, which is indeed … Continue reading

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